Proverbs 26:20-21 (20a)
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out. (KJV)

Read: Leviticus 6:12-13

The Book of Leviticus 6:12-13 reveals the important dimension of the altar. Verse 12 says, “And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning.” This indicates that it is your duty as the priest of your life, family, or Church to ensure that your relationship with God does not suffer. In other words, God has the mandate to set you and your altar on fire, but it is your responsibility to stir up and maintain the fire.

A key emphasis is on wood. Wood is used for sustaining fire, and today’s Bible reading makes it clear that without the wood, the fire will quench. Proverbs 26:21 further mentions that coal is required to set other coals on fire. The wood and coal are required for a vibrant prayer altar. Wood represents the tools that stir up worship and prayer altars. It could be singing songs, hymns, studying the scriptures, and praying in the Holy Ghost, while coals refer to revival. When your altar of prayer is kindled, the fire will be evident in communities, and people’s altars will be lit to extend the fire.

Beloved, let this new month inspire you to ignite your altar of fire and maintain the tempo. Use your woods in prayer and fan them into flames. Once you accomplish this, lighting the coals for God will become effortless.


Hymn: Sweet Hour of Prayer – William W. Walford (1845)

  1. Father, please set me on fire. I want to burn for You!
  2. Holy Spirit, breathe on me and revive my unused woods in worship and prayer.


  1. Father, use me as an instrument of revival to revive the coals.
  2. Spend quality time using your woods, praising God, and praying as guided by the spirit of God.


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